it`s a word used in the yay and so-cal people are hella jealous cuz they ain`t got shit!
so-cal people are hella dumb and jealous they can`t live here.
by Vallejo September 02, 2005
Hella is used mainly in Northern California/Central Valley. If one from NorCal or the Valley goes to vacation to the coast or SoCal and uses hella, they might be shunned or easily spotted as a tourist. Most who are not from the Valley or NorCal do not know how to use hella properly.
The most common use is when it replaces "very" or "a lot".

Normal: It was very hot and a lot of people went swimming.
Hella-fied: It was hella hot and hella people went swimming.

It can also replace "straight up" or "word".

Normal: Man, it's so hot!
-Word.
Hella-fied: Man, it's hella hot!
-Hella.
by motizzle August 19, 2006
SIMPLY:
Contraction of "Hell of..."
MEANING: "A lot of..." but not just in terms of quantity, but also magnatude.

*That greek def. (see above) is insane- whatever... "Hecka" was what a suburban loser from Walnut Creek (or Hayward) might say, simply because the word "Hell" as in "Hell-a" wasn't as commonly permitted in Sunday-school-going areas.
Circa 1980 (4th grade Berkeley, CA):
"His Vans are hella cool"
"Yeah... Jessie's hella fine"

Circa 1987 (B.H.S.)
"That party was hella weak"
"There were hella fools up here"
"He slings hella weed"
by chic-lit March 25, 2005
Hell of
Best word ever
Anyone who says it's not from NorCal is a hella big idiot.
Especially ppl from Las Vegas... fags
It's hella chill here.

Las Vegas is hella gay!

People who hate ppl saying hella are hella gay!
by nilesgamer January 21, 2008
The northern californian way of saying very, or if u really no-cal, you just throw it in anywhere, at least like 5 or 6 times in a sentence.
I hella fucked that hella skanky ho hella hard.
by kt$ March 18, 2003
A word widely used by the youth of the Sanfrancisco Bay Area and it's surrounding cities. It can be used as an adjective, noun, adverb, and a few interjections, but it is mostly used as an adverb. It can replace descriptive words meaning "high quantities", primarily words such as 'very' and 'many', and also substitutes for words groups like 'a lot' and 'a bunch'
very- He was going hella fast.
many- Hella people died that day.
a lot(of)- I had hella fun, but I gtg now.
a bunch(of)- He pwned hella n00bs last game.

by Jerry Tristan June 10, 2008
A word originating in the San Francisco Bay Area and used by Northern Californians. It is often a symbol of one's Bay Area words. It is a word of convenience, since it can be used in many parts of speech. As an adjective, it means "a lot of, many, various." As an adverb, it means "really, actually, very, in a high degree." It may also mean "I agree."

It may be useful to note that the expression "hella days" usually denotes a length of time much longer than several days.
Adjective:
"I just saw hella people running out of that building, is there a fire?"

Adverb:
"I ate too much. I'm hella full right now."

Affirmation:
"That was the best night of my life."
"Hella! Me too."
by srhlwrc February 16, 2009

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